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The 4 Most Flattering Plus Size Formal Dresses Money Can Buy

BY ADRIAN LEIGHTON

4 Most Flattering Plus Size Formal Dresses

the 4 most flattering plus size formal dresses

You look at store after store, most models aren’t your shape and size, and you’re unsure and intimidated when it comes to choosing plus size formal dresses. It’s a common situation faced by fuller-figured girls. You’re probably looking for a formal dress for an occasion such as a ball, prom, or formal dinner, and because these events tend to be classy and special it heaps even more pressure on to you to make the right choice. So how do you help yourself to choose a flattering dress?  

Learn To Pick Out Flattering Styles

Once you have a better idea of the basic dress style that you’re looking for then things become a lot easier and less stressful. Luckily we’re here to help, and there are 4 shapes of plus size formal dresses that are going to suit you the best.  

1. Ball Gown Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6487" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Camila Alves Ball Gown V-neck Sleeveless Evening Wear Style Code: 05380 $184 A ball gown is really glamorous, and can disguise your lower body well.[/caption] There are few dresses more synonymous with formal events than ball gowns. They’re usually more fitted at the top, defining your waist which is good. Below your waist they drape into a full skirt, and this helps to disguise bigger thighs and hips. Good for: Pear-shaped girls who want to disguise hips and thighs. Don’t choose if: You’re small, as this dress shape is quite large and could swamp you.  

2. A-Line Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6486" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Cutout Sequin Pleated One Shoulder Trained Prom Dress Style Code: 10950 $128 See how the waistline gets cinched in with an A-line dress, creating a more balanced shape for the wearer.[/caption] We love A-line formal dresses as they're so versatile! To be honest they look great on all girls, plus size or not. Again they hug your body closer up top and flare out at the skirt. The benefit to plus size girls is that they give a sleek straight silhouette and disguise any lumps and bumps you may have. Good for: Balancing proportions, bigger busts are balanced by the flared skirt, and bigger thighs are disguised by it.  

3. Princess Style Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6485" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Glitter Tulle Asymmetric Shoulder Trained Evening Dress Style Code: 11458 $209 Princess dresses like this one are such a graceful and slimming style![/caption] The great thing about princess formal dresses is that they're a very slimming type of dress. They’re similar to ball gowns , but have a slimmer skirt which helps to lengthen your body and look a little more slender. Good for: Plus size girls looking to slim their silhouette down. Apple shapes, disguising their tummies. Shorter girls, as straighter lines help to make you look taller.  

4. Empire Waist Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Tucked V-Neck Beading Sweep Trained Evening Wear Style Code: 11062 $179 You can see how high the waistline is here, and how the skirt will drape over you in a flattering way.[/caption] If confidence is key then go with Empire formal dresses, as they’re one of the most forgiving styles you can get thanks to their high waistlines and sweeping skirts. Their waistlines are quite high, giving the illusion of a slender waist because they hug you around your ribs just under the bust (the smallest part of your body!). Good for: Hiding tummies, thighs and hips. Give a slender silhouette thanks to vertical skirt.   It’s About Balance Just because you’re a plus size doesn’t mean that you need to cover up any of your good points, rather you need to balance those with playing down your weaker areas. Busty, but got big hips? Go with a lower neckline, but a higher waistline with sweeping skirt. Not keen on your arms? Choose formal dresses with sleeves or shawls to give them some coverage and you’ll feel more comfortable.   How Do I Get plus Size Formal Dresses From OuterInner.com? Firstly we’d like to let you know that you CAN! We offer from a US2 to 28 in our standard sizes, so we have most sizes covered already. A US16 and above will only be an extra $9. When ordering a standard size, check your measurements against ours! Don’t assume that just because you buy an 18 from your local dress store that yours would be the same. You can see our standard size measurements on each dress page, like here:

measurements location on each dress page

Click here to read more about choosing the right size dress.   If you’re between sizes, which of course is possible, then you can choose a ‘made-to-measure’ formal dress by choosing custom size on the dress page. This costs an extra US$16, but this dress will be made specifically to your measurements. You can see where to select custom size and fill in your own measurements right here: [caption id="attachment_6482" align="aligncenter" width="300"]where to select custom size Take your measurements and add them into each blank box - then we make the dress to YOUR specification.[/caption] If you’re unsure about taking your measurements you can read how to in our measurements guide here. Feel free to also drop us a line by email, or on our facebook page if you need any help!   Your Turn… OuterInner.com is here for all you glamorous curvy girls that perhaps aren’t lucky enough to have a plus size formal dresses store in your town. You’ll go from having very little choice, to having hundreds of styles to choose from! What’s your favorite style? When do you wear formal dresses? Share with us!
Learn more, click for Quality Ball Dresses and UK Size Evening Dresses.
 

Ready To Place Your Dress Order? Double Check Your Size!

Size Is Everything!

By Adrian Leighton Don't believe them when they say, "Size isn't everything." It is! When you're ordering a dress from OuterInner.com there are few things as important as checking the size! This may sound obvious, but there's a reason for making this point. If you are used to buying a regular size, say a 14, then it may be tempting to log on, select a 14 in the dress you like and then click buy. WAIT! Are you sure that our size 14 is going to fit? Every store has its own measurements, and they can vary a little. So if you're used to buying a certain size in one country, say the States, it may not be exactly the same as our size.

Size Help Is At Hand

Don't worry though. This doesn't mean that your size has changed or that anything is wrong, but it's simply a difference in measurements between countries. As a reminder we show you the measurements of each specific size when you are on each dress page, as you can see here:
measurements are shown on every dress page
As you mouse over the size you'd like, the box will pop up - so check if the measurements are correct before placing your order!  

How Do I Check My Measurements?

Part of internet shopping is being perhaps a bit better prepared than if you're just in a store. You need to have a good idea of your measurements in advance and then that will minimize chances that you'll choose a dress that doesn't fit well. To get started you'll need a measuring tape which will show both inches and cm:
measuring tape
Then go to our measurements help page where you'll see a guide on how to take your measurements. You should be able to do it yourself in a mirror, but if a friend helps you it'll be even quicker. Finally, we're always on hand to help and if in doubt it's better to email us and check if your size selection is going to be ok, and if you're between sizes it may be better to choose a custom size dress which is just an extra US$16 and will mean your dress is yours and yours alone! You can email us at: 'INQUIRY@OUTERINNER.COM' and we'd love to say hi!  
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The OuterInner.com Lottery On Pinterest!

Still Sore About Not Winning The Mega Millions Lottery? Cushion The Blow By Entering The OuterInner.com Lottery On Pinterest!

The OuterInner.com Lottery
If you weren't lucky enough to be one of the winners of the amazing $640 Million Mega Millions lottery recently in the States then you'll love our new 'OuterInner.com Lottery!' We're offering you the chance to win some great, OuterInner.com-related, prizes over the next month! It's going to be easier to win than the Mega Millions, in fact all you need is a Pinterest account and to keep an eye on our facebook page to see if your numbers come up!  

The OuterInner.com Lottery On Pinterest

OuterInner.com Lottery
We love Pinterest here at OuterInner.com, and if you haven't already, you really should start following our offical Pinterest boards for the latest dress pics, offers and videos which you can then share and add to your own boards easily. It's fun too! After all of the news about the big lottery jackpot in the States recently we decided to combine our love of the lottery and Pinterest together to bring you the OuterInner.com Pinterest Lottery!  

How Does The OuterInner.com Lottery On Pinterest Work?

you won't need a lottery ticket like this to enter the outerinner.com pinterest lottery!
It's just like any lottery. You need to choose your numbers and then wait for the lottery draw. If you're lucky then you'll win a prize! But unlike a traditional lottery you don't need to buy a ticket. Simply go and choose your numbers from our Pinterest board of numbers and then pin the numbers to your own board (which is kind of like your own virtual lottery ticket, so don't lose it!). Here's what to do to enter:

Choose Your Numbers And Add Them To A Pinterest Board

  1. Sign up for a Pinterest account by visiting Pinterest here. It's FREE! You might need an invite. If you do, we can send you one - so just send a request to us via email at MKT@OUTERINNER.COM, or a private message through our FB page.
 
  • Visit our Pinterest page where you can choose your 5 numbers! Go to the OuterInner lottery board. You'll see 53 pictures of our lovely dresses, each numbered, and you must choose 5 of them which will remain the same for the period of the contest. You need to repin these to your own account in a new board called...
   
  • Set up a board called OUTERINNER.COM LOTTERY DRESSES and pin your 5 numbers to it.
   
  • Email us the link to your finished board complete with its 5 pins to MKT@OUTERINNER.COM so we know you have entered, which numbers you chose and can check to see if you're a winner!
  That's it, you're now ready to play! So, you have your 5 numbers and now you need to keep an eye on our facebook page as it's here that we will announce the winning numbers weekly! Here's how the draw works:

Check The Draw And See If You've Won

fingers crossed that you can win the outerinner.com lottery
  1. Every Monday for a month we will draw 3 numbers at random from the 53 and post them on Facebook at 12pm Hong Kong time.
 
  • If you have 1 of these numbers then you will win a 30% OFF voucher which you can use on ANY OuterInner.com dress! The voucher will be added to your OuterInner account and must be used within 6 months and can only be used on one purchase.
   

But wait, there's more! You Can Also Win A FREE Dress!

you could win a beautiful dress like this for free!
Yes, that's right. One lucky winner per week will be chosen at random and will win a FREE custom sized dress of their choice (up to the value of $150). In the normal lottery you either win or you don't, but in our lottery you can also win a bonus prize! So if you don't enter, you definitely won't be able to win the free dress! Again, we'll contact the winner by email and our decision is final! Good luck everybody!  

When Does The Lottery Run For?

remember to check the date of the draw to see if you won
The lottery is running between the 9th of April to the 7th of May. We'll do the draw and post the winning numbers on our facebook page at 12pm HK time each Monday, so that's the 16th, 23rd, 30th of April and 7th of May.   Don't forget that if you need any help such as a Pinterest invite, please send us a message on facebook or to MKT@OUTERINNER.COM. Good luck!  
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